kk wrote:[From another thread] I dare not think what would have happened if Irving had the best legal councels and some expert advice on the spot.
I hope I'm wrong, but...
1) No legal counsel or able expertise will, in the foreseeable future, under any circumstance, be able to stand up to rigged trials and corrupt judges / jurors. And I don't mean simple material corruption and fear: I mean absolute intellectual corruption, i.e. deep faith seating inside the minds of the judges and jurors.
2) In the West the "Holocaust" has developed into a fully fledged faith, with all the usual -- both on the individual and collective levels -- religious means of coercion behind it. Revisionists often have a hard time accepting this, but it's the truth.
3) So what about the future? Probably a struggle for many decades or even centuries to come, with neither side giving in. Israel will go under, probably after launching a nuclear war. Then, slowly, like Christianity before it, the new religion will turn moot and people will stop actively believing and performing the cult activities. Historical "Holocaust" skepticism will be higly praised, and other, new religions will rise from the old Biblical framework, like Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Holocaustinity before them.
Note that -- generally speaking on the current "cartoonish" state of affairs -- neither one of the two main world religions, Holocaustianity and Islam, wants freedom of speech. What most Muslims seem to be saying is "we too want equal protection against free speech". In other words, we have a conflict of religions in the first place, using revisionist viewpoints on one side, but very rarely invoking what should be the basis for any true revisionism: full freeedom of inquiry and speech.
This is simply the millenia-old struggle being reenacted. It's Voltaire's "l'Infame" back from the ashes on all fronts, as soon as we are tempted to thinks it's dead and buried for good. I' m afraid this is not pessimism on my part. It's simply the way things are. Be prepared to share this planet with the other species -- the one who thinks common faiths, instead of the one and true faith in reason (the only weapon we have and the only faith that seems to function in the real world of awareness) are the way to knowledge -- for a long time.
Of course, all of this makes the struggle against the common faiths even more necessary, unless one develops total and unremiting cynicism and manages to migrate to some sort of unreachable inner sanctuary.
My take on the subject, on a rather cloudy day, though not a particularly unhappy one.